Being Safe Online

During this week, the focus of Year assemblies has been E-Safety and Safety Online.  Each assembly has highlighted a different aspect of how to use the internet and mobile devices safely and to remember: it’s good to be cautious.

The online world offers great opportunities for our society: we have information literally at our finger tips, everywhere we go and at any…

Year 7 Students Take Core Values to Heart

Year 7 Manager, Kathryn Yates writes about how our new Year 7 students are settling in and how they are reflecting our core values:

As the Year 7 Manager I have the pleasure of being able to meet our new students at their primary schools and tell them about Heart of England.  I particularly like to share our core values of Honesty,…

Joining the Dots

A recent series of year assemblies at Heart of England which began by seemingly being about art history soon turned out to be about something much deeper and more thought-provoking.

Led by Vice-Principal Gethyn Bennett with Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams, Mr Bennett used images of Pointillist art by George…

Year 11 Mock Exams Assembly

Exams are very much on the minds of our Year 11 students.  With forthcoming mocks and then the final summer exams on the horizon, a special assembly offering tips and advice about exams, the mocks and revision has been given to help them.

Vice-Principal Mr Bennett began the presentation by reminding the students of how close the exams are and that some students, particularly those doing…

Calling All Past Students!

In this important 60th Anniversary year for Heart of England School, we are officially launching the Heart of England Alumni association.

The Heart of England Alumni is open to anyone who was a former student/pupil of Heart of England School.  Anyone who has attended the school from 1957 onwards has the chance to connect, re-connect and catch up with people you were at school with.

All Different, All Equal

This week is Anti-Bullying Week and all this week Mr Taylor is leading House assemblies on the theme of bullying.

Starting with reminding the students of last year’s theme, “Don’t be a by-stander”, Mr Taylor introduced the 2017 strapline, “All Different, All Equal” from the Anti-Bullying…

Lest We Forget

Sixth Form students gave moving House assemblies all this week on the theme of Remembrance, in preparation for Remembrance Day on Sunday.

Olivia, Annabel, Oliver, Joe and Chloe talked about the significance of the emblem of the poppy, read poems and showed video testimonials from veterans of the World Wars as well as from the Afghanistan conflict.

In addition the theme of remembering…

Beastly Talk from Author Ann Evans

Book Club hosted a library event with a special visit from author Ann Evans this week where she spoke to students about her work and read extracts from her latest book.

The event was open to all and Ann talked to students in the Library about her award-winning Beast series of books which tells the tale of a mysterious creature from the “Valley of the Shadows” in Scotland.

Open Evening

People began arriving well before the official starting time for Our Open Evening this week and there were large gatherings for both of the presentations by the Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams.

The presentation event started with Vice Principal Gethyn Bennett welcoming everyone and introducing our Head Boy and Head Girl who spoke about their experience of life at Heart of England.

The…

New Start at Beginning of 60th Year

Our new term began with the whole school meeting in the Sports Hall for the first assembly of the year.  Every student from the new Year 7 students to our Year 13s assembled whilst Hannah C played the piano.

Vice-Principal, Gethyn Bennett was the first to welcome everyone and to introduce Anne Lycett, our Chair of Governors.

Mrs Lycett gave a special welcome to all our new students…

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